Mauricio Pellegrino insisted he has no concerns about his future as both Southampton and Stoke remained in big relegation danger.

The rivals fought out a 0-0 draw at St Mary’s and failed to make up serious ground on Albion in the battle to avoid the drop.

Huddersfield went down 2-0 at Tottenham.

West Ham were routed 4-1 at Swansea, a result which leaves both sides one point behind the Seagulls.

Newcastle went down 2-0 at Liverpool in the later match.

Bournemouth moved two points clear of 12th-placed Albion with a 1-1 draw at Leicester.

But Riyad Mahrez’s leveller for the Foxes means Albion can leapfrog the Cherries as well as Everton, beaten 2-1 at Burnley, if they shock Arsenal at the Amex tomorrow.

Saints dominated the second half at St Mary's but have now gone a club record eight Premier League home games without success stretching back more than three months.

They remain a point above the relegation zone after substitute Sofiane Boufal wasted their best opportunity by heading wide when unmarked, while Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland produced a string of fine saves to deny Josh Sims, Cedric Soares and Nathan Redmond.

Asked about his position, Pellegrino replied: "For me the most important thing now is Southampton, more than me.

"Southampton is more important than the players and the manager. It's amazing that we're part of something that is more important than everyone.

"We are obviously disappointed with the result. Frustrated? No. Frustrated is when you give up.

"In the second half we played much better than them to try to win and I think we deserved it.

"You have to score goals, we couldn't do it. We have to use the second half as a reference for the future."

Southampton's disheartened supporters booed their team off at the end of each half.